Hurleton, California

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Coordinates: 39°29′51″N 121°23′15″W / 39.49750°N 121.38750°W / 39.49750; -121.38750


Boston Ranch
Hurleton is located in California
Location in California
Hurleton is located in the United States
Hurleton (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°29′51″N 121°23′15″W / 39.49750°N 121.38750°W / 39.49750; -121.38750
CountryUnited States
CountyButte County
Elevation1,598 ft (487 m)

Hurleton is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) north of Bangor.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1598 feet (487 m).

In August 2013, the town was threatened by a large brush fire forcing some evacuations.[3]


The community of Hurleton was founded by Smith H. Hurles in the late 1800s when he settled in the area and established a hotel.[4] The region became known as the Boston Ranch because of Hurles' previous residence in Boston, Massachusetts. The first post office was established in 1880 and named Hurleton in honor of Hurles who was also its first postmaster.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hurleton, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 254. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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  4. ^ Mansfield, George C. (1918-01-01). History of Butte County, California: With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the County who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present. Historic record Company.
  5. ^ History of Butte County, California. H.L. Wells. 1882-01-01.